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Integra 61, County Durham, Development Opportunity
Developers take major step forward in bringing multi-million pound industrial & logistics scheme to Durham
Developers take major step forward in bringing multi-million pound industrial & logistics scheme to Durham

The development of a 200-acre site in County Durham has taken a major step forward this week as contractors have been invited to tender for the first phase of infrastructure works. In April this year developer Citrus Durham Ltd received outline planning permission for Integra 61, a multi-million pound, mixed-use scheme which will include up […]

UTC South Durham opens its doors to the first students
UTC South Durham opens its doors to the first students
UTC South Durham opens its doors to the first students

New University Technical College – UTC South Durham – welcomed its first intake of students this week; almost exactly one year since building work began at Long Tens Way, on Aycliffe Business Park, close to Hitachi Rail Europe’s new rail vehicle manufacturing facility. Founded by the University of Sunderland and business partners Hitachi Rail Europe […]

Consultation begins on the proposed International Advanced Manufacturing Plant (IAMP)
Consultation begins on the proposed International Advanced Manufacturing Plant (IAMP)

Residents and businesses are encouraged to have their say on a preferred site for the International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) – a joint venture between Sunderland and South Tyneside Councils. The IAMP – proposed for an area close to the A19 and A1 to the north of Nissan’s existing manufacturing plant – would provide a […]

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VRTGO Labs – the First European VR Industry Led Centre of Excellence is here in the North East
VRTGO Labs – the First European VR Industry Led Centre of Excellence is here in the North East

Some people are somewhat surprised to hear that the biggest hub of VR companies in Europe is in the North East of England. They shouldn’t be, as the region has been home to a very strong games and tech development community since the mid 1980’s.  From this legacy and their willingness to share ideas and […]

Global giant Convergys announce a new office in Newcastle City Centre The Rocket, Stephenson Quarter - night time
Global giant Convergys announce a new office in Newcastle City Centre
Global giant Convergys announce a new office in Newcastle City Centre

Convergys, a global leader in customer management services, has been confirmed as the single tenant of The Rocket in Newcastle’s Stephenson Quarter.   The Rocket will be home to Convergys’ new state-of-the-art contact centre, which is set to create 600 new jobs within this prime city centre location.   Newcastle City Council and developers the […]

Newcastle Science Central secures multi-million pound deal with Legal and General Capital
Newcastle Science Central secures multi-million pound deal with Legal and General Capital
Newcastle Science Central secures multi-million pound deal with Legal and General Capital

Legal & General Capital plans to support the £350 million Newcastle Science Central, one the biggest urban regeneration projects of its kind in the UK. The unique deal will see financial services giant Legal & General becoming a long term investment partner on Science Central alongside Newcastle City Council and Newcastle University. Legal & General […]

£6.8m Local Growth Fund investment for NETPark could support up to 1,400 jobs
£6.8m Local Growth Fund investment for NETPark could support up to 1,400 jobs
£6.8m Local Growth Fund investment for NETPark could support up to 1,400 jobs

A £6.83m investment in one of the country’s most prestigious science parks could lead to 1,400 jobs being created. The North East Technology Park, (NETPark), in Sedgefield, County Durham, has received funding from the Local Growth Fund (LGF) for infrastructure works for the next phase of its ambitious plans to provide space for high-tech, fast […]

ResQ create new jobs in Seaham, Country Durham. Business Services, North East England
ResQ new contact centre to create 1,200 jobs in County Durham
ResQ new contact centre to create 1,200 jobs in County Durham

A fast-growing customer contact firm will create 1,200 jobs in one of County Durham’s largest ever inward investments. ResQ’s contact centre at Spectrum Business Park in Seaham will service new and existing customer growth, new business wins and jobs being reshored to the UK. The Hull-based firm scoured the North of England for a new […]